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7th Grade US History - Ch. 13

Name: ___________________________________

Date: _____________________________
James _____ was the 15th President
Presidential candidate of the Constitutional Union Party. He drew votes away from the Democrats, helping Lincoln win.
______ Railroad was a system of secret routes used by escaping slaves to reach freedom in the North or in Canada.
Abraham _____ is the 16th President of the United States
Alexander ____ was the Vice President of the Confederacy.
_______ States of America is the name for the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.
Harriet Beecher _____ was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
A black slaved, had lived with his master for 5 years in IL & WI Territory. Backed by interested abolitionists, he sued for freedom on the basis of his long residence on free soil. The ruling on the case was that he was a black slave and not a citizen, so he had no rights.
_______ Union Party is also known as the "do-nothings" or "Old Gentlemen's" party; 1860 election; it was a middle of the road group that feared for the Union.
______-Nebraska Act was a law that allowed voters in Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether to allow slavery.
Formal withdrawal of states or regions from a nation
John C. _____ was the South's pro-slavery Democratic candidate in the election of 1860. Completed the split of the Democratic Party by being nominated.
A voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies.
____-eaters refers to a group of extremist pro-slavery politicians from the South who urged the separation of southern states into a new nation, which became known as the Confederate States of America.
Preston______ was a Congressman from SC; notorious for brutally assaulting senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate.
Religious folk songs that blended Biblical themes with the realities of slavery.
50 counties of western Virginia who broke off from Virginia due to the issue of slavery and secession.
A worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves.
Charles ____ was a Radical Republican against the slave power who insults Andrew Butler and subsequently gets caned by Preston Brooks.
Frederick ____ was an escaped slave and great black abolitionist who fought to end slavery through political action.
Federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, SC; the Confederate attack on the fort marked the start of the Civil War.
Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, VA
Factory workers in the North who worked long hours, received low wages, and worked in undesirable conditions.
Belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War.
A novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe which portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral.
A person who wanted to end slavery
Robert _____ was a Union Major who refused to surrender Fort Sumter to the Southerners; after 34 hours of fighting he formally surrenders.
Led troops against John Brown at Harper's Ferry
______ Party was the antislavery political party that formed in the 1850s.
Harriett ____ was a former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad.
Jefferson _____ was president of the Confederate States of America.